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#1 2009-01-30 6:07pm

66alfa_gtv
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1977 Competitor Cheetah

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1977 Competitor Cheetah

Recently restored to the same specs as my first bike

OK, this is not the same as a Cheeta, but there is no place to put the darn thing. The bike is a Competitor Cheetah. It's a very lightweight bike, manufactured in Arizona back in the 1970s. My first BMX bike was a Cheetah, which I bought from PRE BMX in Issaquah, Wa. It did not take me long to ruin that bike by painting it a terrible shade of bluish-purple. I never expected to find another one, but the frame you see here was found on ebay in 2007. It was squished, and it was painted in a horrible shade of bluish-purple. Thanks to Rod Miles, it was properly repaired and painted to the correct shade of orange, matching my original bike. The only deviation from my original bike is the stem. My bike had an Ashtabula stem with knurled bars. I never liked that set up, and I had a non-slanted Cook Bros stem sitting around. I am currently missing a proper frame pad, and it would be great to see what the original stickers really look like.


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#2 2009-01-30 6:10pm

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Re: 1977 Competitor Cheetah

real cool man.  have any pics of the bike as it was when you were a kid?


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#3 2009-01-31 5:53am

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Re: 1977 Competitor Cheetah

Great Job on the save! Rod is "THE MAN" Good to see this bike here. We need more of this 70's stuff at this place! cool


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#4 2009-01-31 9:17am

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Re: 1977 Competitor Cheetah

Dang, I've never seen one of these... Reminds me of the Jammin Jimmy Weinert Stadium frame... Bad man, a favorite for sure...


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#5 2009-02-02 3:44pm

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Re: 1977 Competitor Cheetah

Reminds me of the Jammin Jimmy Weinert Stadium frame

They are almost identical. Rod Miles has one, and sent me a photo as a comparison. The Weinart has a "W" in the gusset and is probably chromoly.
Thanks for the compliments, gang!
Anyone know wher eI can find a frame pad for this thing?


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#6 2009-03-26 10:55am

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Re: 1977 Competitor Cheetah

killer bike......... split top tube and a gusset NICE>>>>>>>>>>> big_smile


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#7 2009-04-15 11:46am

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Re: 1977 Competitor Cheetah

bad a$$ ride, love it
dion
great job


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#8 2009-05-01 8:29pm

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Re: 1977 Competitor Cheetah

Never seen one of these -- but I hope to see more!!  Great bike.


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#9 2009-07-12 3:22pm

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Re: 1977 Competitor Cheetah

WOW- I clearly remember these as a 11 year old in 1977! This model and the Super Cheetah were very desirable among us kid BMX'ers. I could not talk my mom into one of these but scored a Schwinn Scrambler 36-36. I almost forgot about the Cheetah's. I think they are rather rare. Great bike!

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#10 2009-08-06 3:20pm

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Re: 1977 Competitor Cheetah

nice bike
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#11 2009-09-08 8:41pm

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Re: 1977 Competitor Cheetah

Close enough, super rare and dredded memories of a rider out of Palolo Valley out in the Pacific (Honolulu Hawaii back in the mid to late 1970's, The Wong one of the Palolo Riders very quick and talented!!.
66alfa_gtv you have a Classic and super rare mean machine!!

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#12 2009-10-26 9:45pm

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Re: 1977 Competitor Cheetah

Note to Admins this bike belongs in a second Cheeta section the two companies are decades apart and not related.

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#13 2009-11-09 3:47pm

66alfa_gtv
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Re: 1977 Competitor Cheetah

Thanks Racer - It actually belongs in a category called "Competitor" as Cheetah was the model name.


All my bikes are for sale except the Cheetahs. Inquire within.

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#14 2009-12-14 6:15pm

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Re: 1977 Competitor Cheetah

66alfa_gtv wrote:

Thanks Racer - It actually belongs in a category called "Competitor" as Cheetah was the model name.

ooooh learned something new ..love the history


1 847 249 5670 shop ask for von never on thursday
playatyourownrisk360@yahoo.com  bmxpert on duty.....
thats 1400 , leading to the safe return of the collection .....
210 264 8937
no law involved , just me my dad and 1400 in cash and you pointing a finger saying its in there [/b]

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#15 2011-01-21 12:54pm

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Re: 1977 Competitor Cheetah

WOW.....I didn't know another one of these still existed !  I have one, a chrome one, in my garage.   Parents bought it for me as a kid...I gotta reassemble it and post pics...By the way, where did you get the stickers???  I'm sure mine have rotted off.

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#16 2011-07-10 3:12am

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Re: 1977 Competitor Cheetah

Very nicely done!smile


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#17 2011-09-16 7:47pm

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Re: 1977 Competitor Cheetah

Very Nice!   I remember those too.  I wanted one really bad after my Gboy was stolen.

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#18 2011-10-10 11:35pm

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Re: 1977 Competitor Cheetah

WOW:cool:

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#19 2011-10-11 9:47am

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Re: 1977 Competitor Cheetah

Good to see people are finding this thing, especially since there is not a proper category for it. I hope to update the photos soon.


All my bikes are for sale except the Cheetahs. Inquire within.

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#20 2012-10-11 9:08pm

Iven
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Re: 1977 Competitor Cheetah

saw it on Ebay awhile back smile
cool to see it went to good home big_smile

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#21 2012-10-14 7:11pm

66alfa_gtv
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Re: 1977 Competitor Cheetah

It was a few years ago when I found it on ebay...cool that you remember it!


All my bikes are for sale except the Cheetahs. Inquire within.

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#22 2013-05-31 7:29pm

JoszJay
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Re: 1977 Competitor Cheetah

sick big_smile

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#23 2013-05-31 7:42pm

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Re: 1977 Competitor Cheetah

66alfa_gtv wrote:

Thanks Racer - It actually belongs in a category called "Competitor" as Cheetah was the model name.

Fixed it for you Steve.


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#24 2013-06-01 8:09pm

66alfa_gtv
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Re: 1977 Competitor Cheetah

Cool...my own category!!!


All my bikes are for sale except the Cheetahs. Inquire within.

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#25 2013-11-25 2:40am

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Re: 1977 Competitor Cheetah

Have just stumbled on this - what a sweet-looking ride!! cool Would love to see some close-up pics of the frame.

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